Jordan School District Begins Offering Free Meals to All Enrolled Students

School Lunch Thanks to a USDA free meal waiver, Jordan School District Nutrition Services will begin offering meals at no cost to all enrolled students beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020 at all school locations. No students will be charged for breakfast or lunch.

All schools will serve free meals in the school cafeteria. The meals will be served based on current serving schedules already established at each school site. Online and at-home learners may pick up meals at specific times and locations designated by each school.

In addition, beginning September 14th, free lunch and breakfast for the next morning will be available curbside for all children 18-years-old and under at the following locations:

  • Joel P. Jensen Middle
  • Elk Ridge Middle
  • South Hills Middle

Meal service at these three locations will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday.

Children must be present to receive meals.

Only children are eligible for free meals under this waiver.

USDA does not guarantee the length of this free meal waiver.  They are committing to free meal service through December 31st, 2020 or until current funding runs out. Due to the potential expiration of this waiver, we are encouraging parents to continue applying for free and reduced meal eligibility so that they won’t experience a lapse in benefits.

West Jordan Community Comes Together for Students

Holding up school supply donationsThe City of West Jordan and its community partners donated several bins worth of school supplies and cleaning products to the Jordan Education Foundation. Several collection spots were set up in the city for the public to donate new school supplies. They collected dozens of backpacks, binders, crayons, pencils, and hand sanitizer. The donations are being distributed to students through the “Principal Pantry” program at West Jordan schools.

Thank you to the citizens, staff, and businesses of West Jordan helped make students’ lives a little bit easier this year.

Inspirational Murals Installed at West Jordan Middle School

New murals installed over the summer at West Jordan Middle School welcomed students returning to the school this year. A graphic designer created the collages with editorial input from Principal Dixie Garrison. Images used in the murals showcase the school’s culture and academic traditions. Ms. Garrison hopes the new artwork will make students feel more connected to the school and community.

New Hidden Valley Middle School Opens in Bluffdale

Ribbon Cutting The doors opened amid excitement and curiosity as students showed up for the first day of school at the brand new Hidden Valley Middle School in Bluffdale.

Some students were able to get a sneak peek inside prior to the first day as Principal Shawn McCleod took them on a tour of the beautiful building. Mr. McCleod also did a virtual open house, ribbon cutting and tour for the entire community to enjoy.

We hope this is the beginning of building wonderful memories and a legacy of student success at Hidden Valley Middle!